Monday, February 29, 2016

Celebration of Fine Art....encore

A few more photos from my visit to the Celebration of Fine Art in north Scottsdale last Friday.

You might remember this artist because I've featured him before.  I was happy to see him again at this year's event.  He is always so cheerful and full of information about his art.  His name is Gedion Nyanhongo and I told you about him in this post from a few years ago.

I loved this piece that he created to celebrate to hard work of women.  The stone has been textured to form her dress and then polished to show her face and skin.










Gedion pointed out how he polished the stone in the back of the sculpture to form her feet.  I love it.  He told me that he lets a piece of stone speak to him and tell him what form it should take.  You can see more of his work here .



This last shot is just a peek into an artist's studio at the event.  Many of the artists have set up little spaces where they are working on pieces.  I loved peeking into this area and seeing all the paint brushes and other tools of the trade.

10 comments:

Lowell said...

Sneaking a peek. That looks like fun. I really like those polished stone feet. And they make sense because the woman's feet are going to be worn smooth from carrying around those heavy loads. I would like this exhibition very much!

Karl Demetz said...

A very impressive sculpture.

William Kendall said...

I like that sculpture, and the peek into the work space!

VP said...

Strange, but quite fascinating!

Elisabeth Firsching said...

Love it too! RHnaks for sharing!
Greetings fron Austria Europe, looking forward to pics from cactus bloomings :-) hopefully they will showing up here :-), can´t wait!!
Elisabeth

cieldequimper said...

Love everything in this post and also the 2012 artist at work one!

RedPat said...

Love the sculpture, Sharon!

Lois said...

That is a lovely piece Sharon. I love the closeup of her feet!

Bob Crowe said...

That's masterful technique. I have seen the brutal physical work that women do in many corners of the world.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a good link to more of Gedion's work, I really love his style Sharon. As for your peek into the artists area.. j'adore!